Health Archive
23 October 2014, 09:47 AM ET
Ezekiel Emanuel, a bioethicist who wrote a controversial article on aging in The Atlantic last month, explains why he doesn't want to fight death after age 75.
23 October 2014, 07:36 AM ET
Humans have been fighting viruses throughout history. Here are the nine viruses that are the world's worst killers, based on their mortality rates, or the sheer numbers of people they have killed.
23 October 2014, 01:32 AM ET
When you give medicine to your kids, pay close attention to the dose.
23 October 2014, 01:09 AM ET
The unpredictable nature and novelty of zoonotic pathogens make them incredibly difficult to defend against and respond to. But that does not mean we are helpless in the face of emerging ones.
22 October 2014, 08:35 PM ET
Sweet potatoes are a surprisingly nutritious vegetable. They are especially high in vitamins A, C, E, and B6, fiber and manganese.
22 October 2014, 07:13 PM ET
Though Renee Zellweger looks dramatically different than she used to, her facial transformation could be the result of relatively minor cosmetic surgery, weight loss and aging, experts say.
22 October 2014, 06:11 PM ET
One man who contracted Ebola and even had further complications of the infection has now recovered after receiving routine intensive care at a hospital in Germany.
22 October 2014, 05:11 PM ET
The amount of trust that the American public puts in doctors has fallen over the last few decades, a new report finds.
22 October 2014, 02:25 PM ET
The announcement that Apple and Facebook will cover the steep cost of egg freezing for its employees has many people talking about the risks and benefits of the procedure.
22 October 2014, 01:39 PM ET
The Fit Smart is a new fitness tracker from Adidas that's intended for people who want to improve their workouts, whether that be running or fitness training for sports.
22 October 2014, 12:07 PM ET
In a remote area of Southeast Asia, drones are fighting a battle — not against terrorists or insurgents, but against infectious disease.
22 October 2014, 11:19 AM ET
All passengers arriving from West African countries where the Ebola outbreak is ongoing will be monitored for 21 days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
21 October 2014, 07:33 PM ET
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to a variety of symptoms that women experience in the second half of a menstrual cycle.
21 October 2014, 05:49 PM ET
Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola at a Dallas hospital while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, is now in "good" condition, according to a statement from the National Institutes of Health.
21 October 2014, 04:11 PM ET
The rate of Ebola cases in a part of Liberia where one rubber tree plantation operates is far lower than in other parts of the country.
21 October 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Many dietary supplements that have been recalled can still be purchased years later, and they often contain the same banned ingredients that led to their recall in the first place, a new study finds.
21 October 2014, 02:04 PM ET
A study conducted by the Nationwide Children's Hospital found that between 2002-2012 700,000 children under the age of 6 were given wrong doses of medication. The hospital offers tips on how to administer medicine to kids.
21 October 2014, 12:57 PM ET
Nobody likes ingrown toenails, but clipping off the offending bit might only make it worse. Now, a look at the physics of nail growth reveals the best way to cut an ingrown nail.
21 October 2014, 12:02 PM ET
Green coffee bean extract, which Dr. Mehmet Oz promoted on his show as a "magic weight-loss cure," had one scientific study backing up the extract's purported effects. Now, that research has been retracted.
21 October 2014, 09:10 AM ET
A rare disorder in which people can't produce sweat may be caused by a mutation in a single gene, according to a new study.
21 October 2014, 07:42 AM ET
The Wellcome Library will digitize records from British asylums from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including not only case reports but also the paintings and poetry of psychiatric patients.
20 October 2014, 07:33 PM ET
To better protect health care workers from Ebola, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines about wearing personal protective equipment.
20 October 2014, 06:30 PM ET
If the Ebola screening currently taking place at airports in West Africa were to stop, about three people with the disease would travel by plane to a new country each month.
20 October 2014, 05:57 PM ET
Getting a vaccination does not increase people's risk of developing multiple sclerosis, as some anti-vaccination groups have suggested, a new study finds.
20 October 2014, 04:15 PM ET
Scientists have new clues to what causes behaviors like pathological gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping after a new study shows these behaviors may occur as the side effects of taking certain drugs, that affect dopamine in the brain.
20 October 2014, 02:54 PM ET
Now that 42 days have passed without any new cases of Ebola in Nigeria, the country is officially Ebola-free, the World Health Organization declared today.
20 October 2014, 04:05 AM ET
Every eight minutes, one child in the U.S. takes medicine incorrectly because of a mistake on the part of their parents or caregivers, according to a new study.
18 October 2014, 08:13 PM ET
When you’re sick, you want the most effective treatment to help get you back on your feet. But what if that involved bugs?
17 October 2014, 08:50 PM ET
Everyone has heard of tuberculosis, but few realize it's an epidemic that's out of control.
17 October 2014, 06:06 PM ET
Asparagus contains a stimulating blend of nutrients, making this member of the lily family a fantastic food for your health.
17 October 2014, 05:51 PM ET
A kidney stone is a hard mass that forms in the kidneys from minerals in the urine, and if large enough, can cause serve pain.
17 October 2014, 04:15 PM ET
From the Asian steppes where Cannabis sativa plants first evolved, to prehistoric hunters and gatherers, ancient China, Viking ships and finally the Americas, a new report outlines marijuana's history.